APSAC Publications

APSAC produces several publications. Use this page to review our offerings and order copies for your use. Select Online Publication Order Form to complete your order online. Publications are also available for purchase by mailing or faxing a downloadable and printable version of our Publication Order Form. Orders will be fulfilled once payment is received. Please allow 2-3 days for delivery of electronic publications, and 2-4 weeks for delivery of print publications. APSAC Members: please DO NOT use these forms to order electronic publications. You can login to the web site for electronic (PDF) access to past articles from the APSAC Advisor, as well as Practice Guidelines, at no charge! We hope you enjoy this value-added member benefit.

The APSAC Advisor

APSAC Advisor CoverThe APSAC Advisor is a quarterly news journal for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. It has been the most popular benefit of APSAC membership for years. The APSAC Advisor provides succinct, data-based, practice-oriented articles that keep interdisciplinary professionals informed of the latest developments in policy and practice the field of child maltreatment. It is designed to highlight best practices in the field and publish original articles and current information about child maltreatment for professionals from a variety of backgrounds including medicine, law, law enforcement, social work, child protective services, psychology, public health and prevention in the U.S.

The APSAC Advisor regularly publishes information about the organization, APSAC statements, highlights from journals, conference information and Washington updates. In addition, the APSAC Advisor welcomes manuscripts addressing important topics in practice, policy, and theory, including empirical research articles, review articles, and program evaluations. Regular articles should be 4,000-6,000 words, inclusive of tables, figures and references. Controversial topics can be addressed by an "At Issue" article. Brief program descriptions for the "What's New and Who's Doing It" section will also be accepted, limited to no more than 1,000-2,000 words including tables, figures, and references. Other submissions not meeting these requirements will also be considered.

Submissions should be prepared according to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). All submissions should have all of the authors' names, degrees and contact information on the first page and brief biographies (50 words) at the end. All submissions and questions should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief of the APSAC Advisor, at Advisor@apsac.org. Please feel free to download the APSAC Advisor Style Guide and the APSAC Advisor Checklist to help you in preparing your submission.

Questions about member status/lapses in subscriptions to APSAC Advisor should be directed to APSAC headquarters at 877.402.7722. APSAC members may access past issues through the online library in the Members Only section of the web site.




Child Maltreatment Journal

Child Maltreatment JournalThe Journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
APSAC's quarterly journal, meets the need for interdisciplinary education with articles covering a wide variety of disciplines and every aspect of child maltreatment: prevention, intervention, and treatment of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and psychological maltreatment. Recognizing that high quality original research in the field of child abuse and neglect can and should have an immediate impact on the quality of children's lives, the editors of Child Maltreatment are committed to creating a policy and practice-oriented journal that advances the scientific knowledge base and is readily accessible to a diverse audience.

Non-members wishing to subscribe to the journal should contact Sage Publications,
2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (telephone: 800-818-SAGE).

The Editor-in-Chief of Child Maltreatment is:
Daniel J. Whitaker, PhD
Professor, School of Public Health
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta GA 30302-3995
Ph: 404-413-1282

The Editorial Assistant of Child Maltreatment is:
Judy Donlin
Ph: 248-808-7077
E-mail: childmaltreatment@tcnj.edu

 APSAC Position Papers

  Allegations of Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence in Divorce/Parental Relationship Dissolution 

 Corporal Punishment of Children



Due to the public interest in the article about Jane Doe's videotaped recollection of childhood sexual abuse published in the 1997 Volume of Child Maltreatment, Sage Publications, the authors, Jane Doe, and APSAC have agreed to make this article and the accompanying commentaries available.

Each document is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click Here to download.

Jane Doe's Recollection" - David L. Corwin and Erna Olafson

"Expressive Behavior and a Traumatic Memory" - Paul Ekman

"Commentary" - Frank W. Putnam

"Exploring Jane Doe's Picture of Pain" - Judith Armstrong

"Changing the Past to Serve the Present" - Ulric Neisser

"Reflections on Memory Discovery" - Jonathan W. Schooler

"Sex Abuse, Lives, and Videotape" - D. Stephen Lindsay


The following issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence is available below with the permission of Sage Publications 

Volume 29, No. 19

"Introduction to the Series" - Constance Dalenberg

"Published Case Reports: One Woman's Account of Having Her Confidentiality Violated" - Nicole S. Kluemper

"A Review and Correction of the Errors in Loftus and Guyer on Jane Doe" - Erna Olafson

"First Do No Harm: Is It Any Longer Safe to Write Case Reports?" - Laura S. Brown

"Research Ethics and Private Harms" - Gerald P. Koocher

"Jane Doe: A Cautionary Tale for Case Reports" - Frank W. Putnam

Research Ethics and Case Studies in Psychology - Ross E. Cheit

Protecting Scientists, Science, and Case Protagonists - Constance J. Dalenberg, PhD



The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment

APSAC Handbook CoverThe APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment, Third Edition.

Edited by John E. B. Myers, University of the Pacific

Offering the most comprehensive exploration of child abuse for emerging scholars and professionals alike. Covering all aspects of child maltreatment - from prevention to intervention to treatment to the legal system - this seminal resource brims with the latest research and practical information from leading scholars that both future and current professionals can use. Key Features

  • With approximately 80% new material and a completely reorganized structure, this resource has been thoroughly updated to reflect the newest scholarship

  • Some of the most notable experts from social work, medicine, mental health, nursing, law enforcement, and law have contributed to this volume

  • The editor and contributing authors deftly incorporate both theory and practical guidance throughout

This Handbook offers a test bank for instructors and supplemental journal articles for students and quizzes on the companion Web site at www.sagepub.com/myers3e. The book is equally valuable for the newest student in Child Abuse and Child Welfare courses in social work and other allied departments as well as the most seasoned veteran.

Paperback Edition

$63.96 Members; $79.95 Non-Members

APSAC Code of Ethics

APSAC Code of Ethics CoverAPSAC Code of Ethics By APSAC's Ethics Committee. Jon Conte, PhD, chair. (Free to Members) The APSAC Code of Ethics outlines principles and standards of conduct which APSAC members expect of themselves and of each other. Addresses relationships with clients, confidentiality and privacy, professional competence, nondiscrimination, and other topics of concern to APSAC members and other professionals.

APSAC Code of Ethics

Free for Members; $10 Non-Members

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